Winona Ryder Cast as Spock's Mother
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice ... The human half of Spock appears to have a new face. Daily Variety has reported that Oscar-nominated actress Winona Ryder has been cast as "Amanda Grayson," the first human wife of Sarek, in the new "Star Trek XI" movie now in production under the direction of J.J. Abrams.
(The Variety article states that Ryder will play "the Vulcan mother of Spock." We trust this is in error.)
"Amanda" was originally introduced in "Journey to Babel," performed by the late Jane Wyatt, who reprised the role in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." Amanda was also portrayed in the animated episode "Yesteryear," where she was voiced by Majel Barrett (it is in that episode where the last name "Grayson" was established).
Winona Ryder is one of Hollywood's golden girls of the last two decades, first stealing hearts as a goth teen in her breakout role in Tim Burton's "Beetle Juice." She continued to establish herself as a movie star in "Heathers," "Edward Scissorhands," "Mermaids" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula." She earned an Academy Award nomination two years in a row, 1994 and 1995, first as a supporting actress in "The Age of Innocence" and then as a lead in "Little Women." She went on to play an android in "Alien: Resurrection," and co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in "Girl, Interrupted."
Her career experienced a bit of a lull after a little legal trouble in 2001-02, but she began making an upswing again with several film roles including "A Scanner Darkly." She recently wrapped filming on a crime drama called "The Informers," and a comedy called "The Last Word." Other upcoming film roles include the dramas "Alpha Numeric" and "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."
There is no information on how large the role of Amanda will be in the movie. Given that Ryder, 36, is only six years older than Zachary Quinto, who plays the younger "Spock" in the movie, suggests that either she will be made up to appear older, or perhaps she will be seen in a flashback.
Tratare de traducir (no literalmente):
La revista Daily Variety ha reportado que la actriz nominada al Oscar, Winona Ryder, ha sido elegida para interpretar a Amanda Grayson, la primer esposa humana de Sarek en la nueva pelicula de Star Trek.
Aun no hay informacion sobre que tan grande sera el papel de Amanda en la pelicula, ya que Ryder, de 36 años, es solo 6 años mayor que Zachari Quinto quien hace el papel del joven "Spock" en la pelicula, lo que sugiere que o la haran lucir mas anciana o tal vez aparecera como si la estuvieran recordando.